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Is your teen eating right?

Feb 16, 2012 admin No Comments

Research shows teenagers today skip meals to lose weight, despite eating less fat and more vegetables than previous generations! This conclusion was reached after 750,000 11- to 15-year-olds were interviewed over a 30 year period, by Dr David Regis, of the Schools Health Education Unit. The number of youngsters consuming crisps and sweets on most […]

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Concerns over ice baths

Feb 15, 2012 admin No Comments

A post-exercise cold bath eases sore muscles however experts are unclear if this is safe. Immersing the human body into icy cold water shocks the system and may even be dangerous, according to researchers at the UK Cochrane Centre. After analysing the trial evidence (17 small studies consisting of 366 participants) the researchers concluded a […]

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Heart damage repaired with stem cells

Feb 15, 2012 admin No Comments

Cochrane Collaboration studied 33 trials consisting of more than 1,700 patients. The review comes the day after doctors reported the first case of repairing heart attack damage using heart cells. After a heart attack, the dead heart muscle is replaced with scar tissue, which is not as contractile as the original heart tissue, thus leaving […]

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Cure to broken hearts?

Feb 14, 2012 admin No Comments

Destruction resulting from a heart attack (a.k.a. myocardial infarction) has been repaired with stem cells collected from the patient’s own heart. Scar tissue was halved in the small safety trial reported in the Lancet medical journal. The authors reported an “unprecedented” increase in new heart muscle. The British Heart Foundation said it was “early days”, […]

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High calorie meals linked to dementia

Feb 13, 2012 admin No Comments

Studies have shown a link between a high calorie diet and memory loss. Researchers investigated mild cognitive impairment (MCI) -an early sign of dementia. The research claims a high calorie diet was linked to having twice the risk of MCI, compared with a low calorie diet. Alzheimer’s Research UK said a healthy lifestyle helps protect […]

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Starve HIV

Feb 11, 2012 admin No Comments

Scientists have revealed in the body preventing attacks from HIV by starving the deadly virus of the building blocks of life. Viruses hijack other cells and turn them into virus production factories in order to replicate. An article, published in Nature Immunology, reports how parts of the immune system destroy their own raw materials, thus […]

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Christmas 2011

Dec 23, 2011 admin No Comments

Our big price freeze! We are still keeping our prices at £37 per appointment Recent times have been hard financially for many of us, and I do my best to provide any help I can. Which is why I have not increased our prices for the last three years. Therefore you can feel safe in […]

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Exercise causing heart failure

Dec 7, 2011 admin No Comments

Research has found heart damage can be caused by carrying out high levels of endurance exercise, such as training for marathons, triathlons or alpine cycle races. The study carried out on 40 athletes had MRI scans which showed most had their heart muscles stretched, with 5 of them showing permanent damage. The researchers observed the […]

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Lumbar Spine Disc Research

Aug 7, 2011 admin No Comments

A recent study re-confirmed heavy lifting, twisting and bending can damage spinal discs of the back by decreasing the flow of nutrients to the disc cells. An imbalance of nutrients in spinal discs can then lead to the onset of degenerative disease and dysfunction. Published in PLoS Computational Biology, experts say physical activity helps cell […]

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Virgin London Marathon 2011

Apr 17, 2011 admin No Comments

We wish all of our patients, family and friends the best of luck in running the Virgin London Marathon today. All the hard work you have put in over the last few months will pay off in the next few hours.

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